Paddocks Lilcoop

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  1. paddock36
    Paddock's Lil'Coop
    I decided to build a little coop for Serama's. Most of my supplies except wire were left over materials that I already had including a small shed that I purchased for $20.00 a year ago. After drawing up a plan I gathered the shed and supplies needed to start building.

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    This is the shed I purchased for $20. I already had the lumber and tools.
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    I built a frame box to put under the little shed so it would not be on the ground and would take up less space then building a run in front of the coop. The shed is 48 inches long but only 24 inches wide. I built the box 48x50 inches square. I did my best to level the ground where the box will be placed.
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    My husband helped me put the shed on top of the frame (and it was heavier than it looked). I replaced some boards that were rotten on the shed. I used pallet boards as replacements (they were free). I used an old piece of lattice to make a door for the top half of the box that is not covered by the coop. (The frame around the lattice is from a 1"x1"x6' board (more scrap wood). I am building a door on the bottom so the chickens can be let out to free range.
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    I put a fake door on the front for decoration (As you can tell I don't know when to quit and kept working until it got dark, the plywood for the fake door was scrap wood my husband brought home from work - free). I built a roost and small (temporary)nest box for inside. The double doors are at the back to access the inside of the coop.
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    I secured the bottom with 1"x1/2" wire that I bought at Lowes for $16.00 (and I already had a piece that I removed from the bottom of the coop that I re-used.)

    My husband said I should paint it camoflauge because we live in a neighborhood and have backyard chickens so no one will be able to see them. [​IMG] So I did!

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    *(The paint was also left over from my son's room.)

    (*I decided against building side access nest boxes that were drawn in the original plans.)
    I currently do not have any Serama's for the coop so I'm not sure if the ramp has to much of an incline. I might change it later.

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  1. megarockie13
    likey, likey :D

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